Earthlings. Believe it or not, there are some good things to focus on
in the New Year. Leigh Youngblood, Executive Director of the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust joins us to talk land preservation in the Age of Destruction. There are several land preservation efforts underway in our region like this and
Leigh is the go-to person for info on that subject. We’ll get into that
as well as another scary visit with the New Boss and this week’s
Fool-on-the-Hill and an excursion into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but
first it’s time for………Revenge of the Critters! You may have read
recently that the world’s fastest critter, the Cheetah is quickly headed for extinction. And,
you might be wondering what bad actors are responsible for this sorry
situation, yes? OK, we’re here to say not all bad actors are
responsible, some are just there to take the hit!
Last time we had a look at The New Boss he was assembling his Cabinet of Deplorables like some fiendish Dr. Caligari on steroids. This week our friends at Grist help us drill down into one of the Boss’s local New York City projects
that speaks volumes about what his administration will mean for issues
of climate justice. On the matter of endangered species, referenced
above and in the Echo Chamber below, The Endangered Species Coalition
has some critical info
for the Boss that we’re sure will be filed away in…..um…..the shredder?
We don’t know if this Trump Chump qualifies for the Boss’s Cabinet but
he sure fits the MO. It’s Climate Crisis denier South Carolina
Representative Mick Mulvaney for head of the Office of Management and
Budget who asks ““do we really need government-funded research at all”?
Finally, here’s one we couldn’t resist: Even Trump Voters Oppose Trump’s Climate Agenda. Enough!
We’ve been holding back on you, dear Enviro Show listeners. It seems
the…..um….interesting? state of Tennessee has an entire collection of
fools to choose from for the dishonor of being our Fool-on-the-Hill, so
in keeping with the coming Fool’s Era (and as a New Year’s treat) we
leave it to you which fool to pick from HERE. Our favorite is Rep. Chuck Fleischmann who,
when asked his opinion about global warming during a candidate debate
said: “I think we ought to take Al Gore, put him on an iceberg, and put
him way out there.” So much for southern hospitality, but he’d better
get busy with it ‘cuz icebergs are becoming……well….endangered!
Here’s our timely Quote of the Week and it’s just a short hop in the old Wayback Machine to reach the source:
“Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will
have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the
progress and prosperity of our day.” – Giffort Pinchot
Just when it’s time to take out the old and bring in the new we
noticed things are piling up in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber. Let’s
start with this mind bending eye-popping multi-media show from CNN (of all people) on the mass extinction crisis. The folks over at The National Geographic brought this “Pipeline Through Paradise” to our attention. This may be the next Big Oil pipeline fight but if not, how about this one!
The Pilgrim Pipeline on Native land? That didn’t go so well for the
fossil fools last time around. And speaking of land preservation, Obama
has made another parting shot at the despoilers out west by creating two more National Monuments. Sadly, “The
monument designation… does not affect valid existing rights for oil,
gas, and mining operations, military training operations, and utility
corridors.” Rights?? Finally, our Enviro Show Blog Action calls on the Dems to get some spine and block climate criminal, Scott Pruitt from taking down the EPA.
Then its on to our interview with Leigh Youngblood.
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